Posted by Kerry Grissett on December 25, 2003 at 23:06:20:
In Reply to: Need help! posted by Andy on December 25, 2003 at 22:35:27:
There is a unit that, for lack of a better term "equalizes" the voltages between your trailer lights and your vehicle lights. This is likely what you "spliced" into when you re-wired the rig.
Not sure what you mean by "plug-in"? Is it a four wire connector, or at least there are 3 male and one female connector on one end of the plug? If so, you may have shot the "equalizer" (for lack of a better word) unit that essentially balances the voltage and wattage of the circuit so your trailer lights are bright enough to be seen without blowing your fuses.
I could be wrong, as I am not an electrician or electronics expert! (smile) More likely, you either have a wiring problem on the boat trailer or with your new connections.
In any case, grounding the vehicle to the trailer should not be the problem as long as it is a stable connection. Relying on the trailer ball and tongue connection for that ground alone is very risky, if you want a good connection in most cases.
Good luck and good fishin'
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